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Banana stem and Cow peas Curry

Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 3/4 cup red cowpeas - soaked overnight
  • 1.5 cups banana stem
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 no green chilli - broken
  • 2 no dry red chilli
  • 1/2 cup shallots - coarsely crushed
  • 2 tbsp coconut grated


  • soak red cow peas in water overnight. strain the water and pressure cook for 4 whistles until mushy. 
  • pressure cook roughly chopped banana stem with salt and turmeric powder to 2 whistles until mushy
  • heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add curry leaves, red chilli, green chilli , crushed garlic, crushed shallots.
  • fry until brown and add cooked banana stem and cooked cowpeas. 
  • adjust salt to taste and add little water, close and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • open and mash it well. 
  • add grated coconut and mix well.